Coast Guard House Historic Inn & Cottages is a peaceful Cape Cod-style inn that was built in 1901 and has been standing on a bluff over-looking the rugged and beautiful Mendocino Coast for over a hundred years. Tucked between towering headlands in Point Arena, the charming inn offers comfortable accommodations in the form of two private cottages with crackling fireplaces and romantic whirlpool spas for two. Point Arena is a quiet coastal region in southern Mendocino County that is steeped in maritime history and surrounded by spectacular natural beauty. This quaint town features an array of attractions and things to see and do, including a beautifully restored art deco Arena Theater, a few casual restaurants and small boutique galleries showing the work of local artists, unspoiled beaches, and the majestic Point Arena Lighthouse.

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Guest Accommodations

Coast Guard House Historic Inn & Cottages features two private cottages with nautically-inspired décor and furnishings, comfortable beds with luxury linens, private bathrooms with showers and whirlpool spa for two, sitting areas with woodburning fireplaces, and sunny patios with glorious views. Modern amenities include mini fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Boathouse Cottage is designed to replicate the original boathouse from which lifeguards used to launch their lifeboats and features a queen-size bed with luxury linens, an en-suite bathroom with shower and fresh towels, and a spacious sitting area with a wood-burning fireplace. A spacious sunny patio with spectacular ocean views.

Cypress Cottage is a spacious and romantic double story cottage with breathtaking ocean views from every room. The lower level of the cabin features a comfortable living and dining room with a wood-burning stove and a cozy a redwood galley with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The upper level of the cottage houses the sleeping quarters with a captain's bed overlooking Arena Cove, en-suite bathroom with shower and a little library. A private porch looks out over the ocean.


Coast Guard House serves house-blend, French-roasted, Sumatra coffee and selection of teas every morning and breakfast can be enjoyed one of three cafés, including Cove Coffee and Tackle, Franny’s Cup and Saucer, and the Arena Market and Café. Guest cottages also have coffee makers and kitchen appliances for self-catering cooking and dining.

Amenities & Recreation

Coast Guard House Historic Inn & Cottages provides amenities that include beautifully manicured gardens in which to relax, cozy fireplaces and fully equipped kitchenettes in each cottage, and complimentary wireless Internet. The Inn is within walking distance of the lovely harbor of Arena Cove, which is filled with fishing boats and an excellent place for abalone diving, sports fishing, and world class surfing.

The public pier below the Coast Guard House is perfect for fishing and golfers can enjoy a game of the 18-hole championship links course at Sea Ranch, which is a 20-minute drive away. The endless white sands of the serene Manchester State Beach are ideal for beach combing and strolling along the shore, while the Bluff Top Trail runs above Arena Cove and is great for hiking and trail running. The Southern Mendocino Coast is home to an array of spectacular and unspoiled beaches with Point Arena at the center of this coastal paradise, along with incredible hiking and mountain biking trails.

695 Arena Cove, Point Arena, California, CA 95468, Phone: 707-882-2442

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